Israeli elections are over with no winner in sight

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Tzipi Livni (L) of the Kadima Party and Binyamin Netanyahu (R) of the Likud Party are in a heated race to lead Israel (Flickr user world economic forum (cc: by-sa))
Minnesota? Meet Israel. The polls are closed in Israel, but no one knows who won! Both main contenders are claiming victory. Tzipi Livni, who leads the centrist Kadima party has called on her main opponent Binyamin Netanyahu, of the right-wing Likud Party, to join her in a national unity government. For more on these developments, we are joined by the BBC's Robin Lustig in Jerusalem.

"The conventional wisdom in Israel is that the Obama administration privately would rather deal with Tzipi Livni than with Binyamin Netanyahu."
— The BBC's Robin Lustig on the recent Israeli elections


Robin Lustig

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